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Immigration and the Welfare State | Jan Van De Beek

Immigration and the Welfare State | Jan Van De Beek

Understanding the complexities of immigration's economic impact

How does immigration impact public finances? That's the question we'll be tackling, alongside our guest for this episode, independent researcher Jan van de Beek. With insights from his controversial report, "Borderless Welfare State: The Consequences of Immigration for Public Finances," Jan brings to our discussion an in-depth understanding of the subject's intricacies. This episode is packed with thought-provoking discourses, tackling the methodology behind calculating the net fiscal effect of immigration and the academic struggles Jan encountered due to his interests.

(03:28 - 04:53) Dissident Economists and Immigration Research

(07:57 - 11:31) Dutch Government Analyzes Borderless Welfare State

(15:32 - 19:41) Analyze Data Sets, Calculate Fiscal Effect

(23:59 - 31:20) Impact of Immigrants' Education and Origin

(35:30 - 38:27) Welfare State's Effects on Immigration

(51:20 - 58:06) Reducing Education and Labor Disparities

(01:02:12 - 01:03:41) Migration Patterns in European Countries

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